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We consider vaginitis to be recurrent if it occurs four or more times in a year. If your doctor determines that you have a recurrent infection, they can propose a preventive treatment involving an antifungal (oral or topical). Generally, the dose is one treatment a month, more often if necessary. You and your doctor can decide together on the best option.
Although most vaginal infections are attributed to CVV, bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas, other causes are possible, including allergies, irritants or an STI.
Allergy-related symptoms, which are non-infectious, could be caused by spermicides, vaginal hygiene products, laundry detergents or fabric softeners.
Cervical infections are often associated with abnormal vaginal secretions. Tests are available to differentiate between a cervical and a vaginal infection.
Lastly, some women experience increased vaginal secretions while on their period. These changes might be a cause for concern, but are not necessarily linked to an infection.